Wednesday, July 22, 2009

J&M Cafe and Cardroom

1st and Washington, Pioneer Square

I almost missed this entirely. This sign is painted at the J&M Cafe and Cardroom, and the only legible word is "HOTEL" which it was during the gold rush days. Some depressing news about the J&M can be read about here:

Boss of the Road

Old Sacramento, CA

Visited my hometown last week and came across this lovely specimen. Surprisingly, not much else in the way of ghosties in Old Sacramento- this was the only one I could find.

Boss of the Road
Union Made Overalls
The Watchdog of Quality

and above that:
Morelos Hotel
....week and up

and under all of it, another illegible sign

Friday, July 10, 2009


1st and Washington, Pioneer Square

This building has a long and varied history which can be read about here:

The "Paul Bunyon Outerwear" and "Driftwood Sportswear" signs are circa 1950.

Monday, July 6, 2009


3rd between Blanchard and Bell, Belltown/Downtown

The Best in Rainwear